Intermission – ICM Ju 88C-6 – Remembering the good old days of the 60s.

My journey into the past is still continuing on My Forgotten Hobby II and I don’t know where it will lead me in the future since I have used up all my 3 gigabyte allowance on WordPress…

I have always wanted to build German WWII bombers in 1:48 scale since the 60s. In the 60s I was in my early teens and I had not that much money, and there was no 1:48 scale German bomber model kits except this kit which was a 1:64 scale Ju 88.

In the 60s there was no Internet and no Amazon.ca. I remember building Lindberg’s Ju 88 and this box cover brings back old memories when building model airplanes was my favorite pastime. This pastime led me to learn more about the history of WW II and later studied to become a history teacher in the late 60s, teaching history in the 70s for only 2 years out of 34, and retiring in 2004. I guess teaching history for only two years left a void I am trying to fill when I started writing blogs about WW II in 2009.

Anyway…

Lindberg’s Ju 88 is why I just had to buy these two model kits made by ICM last week. The first one I bought was a Junkers Ju 88A-14…

and a few hours after its sister bomber a Dornier Do 17-2.

After I had bought the Ju 88A-14 and the Do 17Z-2 I found that ICM had also made this version of the Ju 88, the Ju 88C-6

A nighfigther version!

I could not stop looking for more ICM model kits on Amazon.ca! That Ju 88 version was the plane which created havoc amongst RAF and RCAF bombers flying over France and Germany.  As luck would have it, it was readily available on Amazon.ca for the modest price of $51.34 CDN plus 4.99 for shipping.

For a moment I thought of cancelling the Ju 88A-14  I had bought on an impulse buying…

No way!

Then I read the profile of the modeler who had reviewed the Ju 88A-14 on iModeler. This person has 600 model kits of which only 25% have been built. I have only a little over 60 unbuilt model kits and I can’t begin to imagine when I will build all of them.

So what about ICM Ju 88C-6…?

This is an interesting review of the ICM Ju 88 C-6.

http://www.hyperscale.com/2018/reviews/kits/icm48238reviewjh_1.htm

While reading the review it became obvious that I could build the Ju 88C6b another nightfighter version of the Ju 88 which is selling for more than $80 CDN on Amazon.ca.

This is a review of that model kit.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235048447-junkers-ju88c-6b-german-wwii-night-fighter-48239-148/

With the Ju 88C-6 model kit we already have these extra parts…

My Forgotten Hobby is just remembering the good old days of the 60s which is always a click away on Amazon.ca…

ICM He 111 H-3?

It’s a beauty!

https://imodeler.com/2018/01/1-48-icm-he-111-h3-kit-review-and-its-a-beauty/

Intermission – Another Impulse buying – ICM Do 17Z-2

iModeler says… We have a another winner!

1/48 scale ICM #48244, Dornier Do-17Z-2 kit review… we have another winner!

 

Excerpt

A little while ago I posted an article on the new 1/48 scale ICM He-111. In that article I mentioned doing another review on the Do-17.

This will give me an opportunity to try out the new format that Martin and his staff have been working so diligently on. I can say this about the new Imodeler website: It is much easier to upload your pictures. I was able to take all of my photos and upload them at one time using my cell phone. This is a remarkable improvement that I like a whole lot! Thanks guys for the hard work you do.

So with this introduction, lets get to it.

The ICM Dornier Do-17Z was released a year or so ago. Up until then, the only other choices we had in 1/48 scale was the Classic Airframes kit, which is getting harder to find at decent prices, and the much older Hobbycraft kit, which many have shown to have a banana shaped fuselage and lacking a lot of details in the cockpit. Since I have several of the older Hobbycraft kits in the stash, it is a welcome addition to see that ICM has taken the time to give us a new modern release.

 

How can I go wrong…

 

Intermission – Impulse buying – ICM Ju 88A-14

I know Lindberg Ju 88 is not what I just bought today, but it is why I bought ICM Ju 88 A-14.

$54.34 CDN ($4.99 CDN shipping)

This is a link to the instructions sheet to fully understand that impulse buying. 

Click to access 985671-55-instructions.pdf

I had build Lindberg Ju 88 back in the 60s. I know I should stop reminiscing about the 60s and stop buying more model kits, but I guess it is just part of My Forgotten Hobby. Having bought Eduard Spitfire Mk IXc and Eduard P-39 after reminiscing about when I built in the 60s Monogram Spitfire Mk IX and Monogram P-39, I thought I was done with impulse buying.

I was wrong again last week as I was tempted by Amazon.ca which had two incredible deals after I had finished my Monogram FW 190…

$32.26 CDN (free shipping)

$28.28 CDN (free shipping)

Missing on those two incredible deals and having to regret it? Maybe just having those three even if I will never build them is all part of My Forgotten Hobby and reminiscing the good old 60s…